Autumn is such a wonderful and beautiful time of the year! Many people look at it as a winding down of the year, leaves falling and shorter sunlight hours. But teachers look at it as a time for renewal - new classes, fresh starts, an opportunity to try something different. In an era when there are so many challenges in our profession, we can be thankful for the possibilities ahead.
RACSS wishes you a successful new school year. We hope you will join us for professional development related to both content and the new Common Core Standards. Click on Upcoming Events to see current offerings!
What is RACSS?
The Rochester Area Council for the Social Studies (RACSS) is a professional association of teachers and supervisors at the elementary, middle, secondary, college and university levels. Membership is open to all persons who teach, supervise, develop curricula, engage in research, or are otherwise concerned with social studies education. The organization is a marketplace of ideas as well as a forum and showcase for new materials, teaching methods, strategies, programs, and personalities. Established in the 1970s, the Rochester Area Council for the Social Studies has been one of the largest and most active affiliates of the New York State Council for the Social Studies.
The BIG 6 Ways RACSS can serve its members:
1. Advocating for social studies education in Albany
2. Cultivating a virtual community of social studies educators
3. Enhancing teacher mastery of content
4. Helping members improve pedagogy and differentiate instruction
5. Maintaining a calendar of social studies related events
6. Tapping into local history resources and museums